2009-3037 | IBM Lotus Notes File Viewer xlssr.dll memory corruption (BID-36124 / XFDB-52733)

CVSS Meta Temp Score Current Exploit Price (≈) CTI Interest Score
10.0 $5k-$25k 0.03

A vulnerability, which was classified as very critical, was found in IBM Lotus Notes up to 6.0.3 (Groupware Software). This affects an unknown part in the library xlssr.dll of the component File Viewer. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a memory corruption vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-119. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Buffer overflow in xlssr.dll in the Autonomy KeyView XLS viewer (aka File Viewer for Excel), as used in IBM Lotus Notes 5.x through 8.5.x, Symantec Mail Security, Symantec BrightMail Appliance, Symantec Data Loss Prevention (DLP), and other products, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted .xls spreadsheet attachment.

The weakness was presented 09/01/2009 by iDefense Labs with iDEFENSE Labs (Website). The advisory is shared at vupen.com. This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2009-3037 since 09/01/2009. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details are known, but no exploit is available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $5k-$25k at the moment (estimation calculated on 08/20/2021). It is expected to see the exploit prices for this product increasing in the near future.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 40871 (Symantec Mail Security for SMTP KeyView Excel SST Parsing RCE), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 8765.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 36124), X-Force (52733), Vulnerability Center (SBV-23350) and Tenable (40871).




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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 10.0

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Class: Memory corruption
CWE: CWE-119
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 40871
Nessus Name: Symantec Mail Security for SMTP KeyView Excel SST Parsing RCE
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Advisory: vupen.com
Researcher: iDefense Labs
Organization: iDEFENSE Labs
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CVE: CVE-2009-3037 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 36124 – RETIRED: IBM Lotus Notes Keyview XLS File Viewer Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
X-Force: 52733
Vulnerability Center: 23350 – IBM Lotus Notes and Symantec Multiple Products KeyView XLS File Viewer Remote Buffer Overflow, High

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Updated: 08/20/2021 19:50
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